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A Photographers’ Haven: Golden Sea of Canola Flowers in Luoping, China

1 Jul , 2013  

If by any chance, the complicated twists of traveling will take you to the county of Luoping in eastern Yunnan, China in Spring, prepare for quite a visual spectacle: the golden sea. It is here that you will encounter fields of the yellow rapeseed flowers (also known as canola) in full bloom, perfectly blending in […]

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Mystical Aura, Impressive Sights: Shangri-La in Tibet

5 May , 2013  

With its millenary culture, exotic food, and fascinating landscapes, China is one the world’s greatest travel destinations. Because this Asian nation is the second largest country in the world, tourists often need to plan their trip well or focus on only one region in order to have an enjoyable travel experience. The province of Yunnan […]

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Top 10 Offbeat Things To Do In India

17 Apr , 2013  

India is mostly known as a spiritual travel destination by travelers across the globe. But its stunning  mountains, dense forests and wildlife sanctuaries are also known for attracting various  adventure enthusiasts. These hot-spots are most preferred by those who feel tired of a life of routine and are looking for the ultimate thrill and rejuvenation. […]

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A Colorful Walk: Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

2 Apr , 2013  

Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan ( 5 hours from Tokyo, if you take the Nozomi high speed train) is where you will find this pastel-colored fairy tale tunnel. The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species (white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink). This is the reason why the […]

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Soothing Baths in Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey

22 Nov , 2012  

Pamukkale is an amazing display of natural hot water pools  in Denizli Province, south-western Turkey. What you see in the photos below are known as travertines or the terraces that form due to the carbonate minerals that gather up as the flowing water circles. Pamukkale is actually Turkish for “cotton castle”, a name that we […]

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Kandovan Village, a Rocky Architectural Oddity in Iran

3 Oct , 2012  

Kandovan is an extraordinary ancient village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near the city of  Tabriz, Iran. With its at least 800 years existence, this remarkable place is inhabited by 670 people and offers scenic beauty for its travelers. With homes carved inside rocks, some of them 700 years old, the Kandovan village is […]

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Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, An Unworldly National Park in Indonesia

24 Sep , 2012  

It is probably a strange feeling to wake up in the morning and see an unworldly landscape through your window. At a first glance, this  would seem like an imaginary landscape from Mars or the creation of your inner world. The unusual sunrise, the mysterious clouds and intense colors might look like a drawing made […]

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Traveling on the Edge of the “Gate to Hell”

30 Aug , 2012  

  The Gate to Hell is a natural crater located in the Karakum desert, around 260 km away  from Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, Asia. The landmark is also known as Derweze (Turkish for “the gate”) or Darvaza, which is also the name of the near-by village. The story of this place goes like this:  […]

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Banaue Rice Terraces, the Eighth Ancient World Wonder?

28 Aug , 2012  

The Banaue Rice Terraces are ancient sprawling man-made structures said to date back 2000 to 6000 years, that were carved into the Ifugao in Cordillera Mountains in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. These terraces built largely by hand are considered by the Philippines to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World” . […]

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Second Most Challenging Trekking Region in the World: Annapurna, Nepal

6 Jun , 2012  

Annapurna is a scenic mountain section in Nepal, home to thirteen peaks over 7000 meters ((22,970 ft) and to Annapurna I summit, with its 8,091 meters (26,545 ft). Hiking, trekking and climbing in Annapurna go back a few decades. The first expedition successfully reaching Annapurna I in 1950 was led by Maurice Herzog. The conquest was a […]

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Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, A Witness of Early Buddhism

25 May , 2012  

Bamiyan Valley is situated in the region of Hazarajat, central Afghanistan, at an altitude of about 2500 m. With an outstanding history and a strategic placement in the Middle East, the Bamiyan Valley is considered as one of the most visited places in Afghanistan. The main reason that most people visit this valley are the […]

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The Seven Giants of the Urals: Man-Pupu-Nyor, Russia

15 May , 2012  

Man-Pupu-Nyor (little mountain of the gods) is a magical geological legacy sculpted deep within the Ural mountains in Russia. It consists of seven impressive rock formations with heights varying from 30 to 42 meters which reign over the solitary mountain plateau. The Seven Giants are located in an inhospitable and remote region in the Komi Republic, […]

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Odd Natural Shapes in Thailand: Ko Tapu Island in Phangnga Golf

3 May , 2012  

Limestone Islands displaying odd shapes rise up from the clear, green waters bordered by the wooded Phangnga golf in the south of Thailand. Approximately 40 cliffs and small islands with fantastic forms populate this generous golf, some of them reaching up tp 275 meters in height. Most of them have caves or flooded canals. A […]

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The Dragon’s Blood Trees of Socotra

24 Apr , 2012  

An intriguing natural combination of limestone cliffs, ancient granite massifs and red sandstone plateaus, Socotra is the largest island within the archipelago with the same name and home to a spectacular species: the Dragon Tree. According to wikipedia, “the Dragon Tree  is characterized by a single or multiple trunk growing up to 12 m tall […]

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Danxia Landforms Shaping Magical Sights in China

18 Mar , 2012  

China Danxia is a general name for several Danxia landforms in southern China which are currently part of a World Heritage Site. The inscribed areas have a total surface of 65446 ha, consisting in an unique type of geomorphology. A Danxia landform is made up of two red colored sandstones and conglomerates (said to belong […]

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